1. African Interest in the Champions League Round of 16

    In this feature, we run down the five fixtures in the Champions League Round of 16 with the most intense African interest. Several of the continent’s players starred in the group stage, although many have already fallen by the wayside...

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  2. Ranking the Top 10 Africans to Play for Arsenal

    This article celebrates the best of the many Africans to have featured for Arsenal over the years. In this feature, we rank the top 10 of the continent’s stars to have passed through the club’s doors...

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  3. 10 Amazing Club World Cup Moments

    The Club World Cup has returned once again as continental giants from across the world have convened on Morocco. This week, Real Madrid will meet Cruz Azul in one semi-final, while Auckland City and San Lorenzo clash in the other...

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  4. European Teams Set to Lose out the Most During the Africa Cup of Nations

    While the Cup of Nations makes for a tremendous spectacle and a dramatic showpiece for fans and observers of the African game, it can be a nightmare for club managers...

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  5. Ranking Countries by Champions League Impact

    The Champions League group stage has come to an end. While clubs from 18 different nations entered the tournament proper, only eight of those countries (less than half) will have representatives in the Last 16...

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  6. 5 Bold Predictions for Champions League Matchday 6

    Champions League group-stage action returns and concludes in midweek with a full schedule of matches across the continent...

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  7. 5 Players to Watch on Champions League Matchday 6

    The 2014-15 Champions League group stage concludes with its final round of fixtures on Tuesday and Wednesday...

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  8. Winners and Losers from AFCON 2015 Draw

    The draw for the Cup of Nations tournament took place last night in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea. The competition has had a troubled history to date, notably a last-minute venue change when Morocco refused to host due to the Ebola crisis...

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  9. Breaking Down Yaya Toure's Form for Manchester City so Far This Season

    Last season, Yaya Toure once again drove Manchester City to the Premier League title. In doing so, he scored 20 goals, becoming only the second midfielder (after Frank Lampard ) to break the 20-goal mark in the Premier League era...

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  10. A Progress Report on the Form of Bayern Munich Signing Mehdi Benatia

    When CAF released their shortlist for the African Player of the Year award, few would have been surprised to see Mehdi Benatia 's name...

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  11. Biggest Villain in World Football in November

    Unfortunately, world football courted its fair share of unsavoury headlines in November. The kerfuffle over the Africa Cup of Nations neither reflected entirely well on CAF , the Confederation of Africa Football, or would-be hosts Morocco...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 20 days ago 1,984 reads 1 comments

  12. Top 5 Saves from World Football in November

    November was a fine month for goalkeepers. Numerous top stars improved their reputations with vital contributions in the Champions League and across the European divisions...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 21 days ago 2,052 reads 4 comments

  13. Picking a World Football Best XI for November

    In this feature we celebrate the Best XI in world football for the month of November. Having drawn up a shortlist of more than 350 names, considering leagues across the world, continental ...

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  14. Analysing the African Hits and Misses of Champions League Matchday 5

    This week saw the penultimate round of Champions League group-stage matches. Several teams sealed their progression to the last 16, others moved closer and a number of sides were eliminated from the tournament...

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  15. 5 Teams Who Are Likely to Panic Buy in the January Transfer Window

    The January transfer window is just over a month away. While the complexion of the Premier League will certainly change between now and the opening of the markets on New Year’s ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 27 days ago 24,234 reads 37 comments

  16. 5 Players to Watch in Champions League Matchday 5

    Champions League action returns this week with a whole series of potentially decisive and indisputably mouth-watering clashes. Several key issues are set to be settled on Matchday 5, the penultimate round of group-stage fixtures...

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  17. Ranking the Early Favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations

    Cup of Nations qualifying concluded on Wednesday, with the final tournament places being claimed by teams from across Africa...

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  18. AFCON Pendulum Swings Back to South Africa as Fallen Champs Nigeria Lick Wounds

    Finally, for the first time since their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Republic of Congo, Nigeria had their destiny in their own hands...

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  19. Winners and Losers from Final Day of AFCON Qualifying

    The qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations were wrapped up today with a full schedule of fixtures across the continent...

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  20. 5 Players to Watch in AFCON Qualifiers on November 19

    Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers conclude Wednesday with a full schedule of matches across the continent. Heading into this final round of group-stage fixtures, five automatic places remain up for grabs...

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  21. Euro 2016: Winners and Losers from November 15 Games

    The European Championship qualifiers continued on Saturday night with another batch of matches across the continent. There were nine games Saturday, with victories for the likes of Spain, England and Switzerland...

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  22. Euro 2016: Winners and Losers from November 14 Games

    International football returned across Europe with the resumption of Euro 2016 qualifiers. There were eight matches on Friday evening, including victories for the likes of Germany, Portugal and Denmark...

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  23. From Morocco to Equatorial Guinea: The Afcon Debacle

    Finally, after weeks of deliberation and doubt, CAF have confirmed that the 2015 Cup of Nations will be held in Equatorial Guinea...

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  24. Key Issues to Watch for in AFCON Qualifiers on November 14 and 15

    African international qualifiers return this weekend with a full schedule across the continent. Contests on Friday and Saturday should see a whole swathe of sides book their places at the Cup of Nations before the final round of qualifiers in midweek...

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  25. 5 Players to Watch out for During AFCON Qualifiers on November 14 and 15

    Cup of Nations qualifiers return this weekend with a full schedule of matches across the continent. At the time of writing, only two sides have confirmed their spot at African football’s showcase event...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 month ago 1,396 reads 0 comments